Gabe and I couldn't wait to explore the city of Bangkok, so we set an early morning wake-up call at 6am and learned quite quickly what Thailand humidity was like. Cool and collected and then within seconds of being outside ... hot, very hot. Words can't describe how sticky it felt at a whopping 85 degrees.
Speaking of temperature, I took my first shower with an electric shower (pictured below). I had read many reviews of travels saying they were disappointed in the hotels water temperature, so I just thought it was expected for the shower to be cooler than the one I am use to ... BUT, I didn't read the machine to notice you have to push a button for it to heat the water, which happens instantly. I advised Gabe that the water was pretty chilly, and his brilliant self got it working like it should. I guess that's what I get for showering first. I laugh about it now, but it was the quickest shower I've ever taken LOL!
The BTS skytrain worked like a champ, and plopped us directly in the city just three blocks from out next hotel. Ohh, the Pullman King Power! I loved every bit of this hotel from the refreshing drinks upon arrival and checkin process where we were to not get up while the friendly gal took care of the rest. The Thai attentiveness was unlike anything we've ever seen.
And, I owe all the success to TripAdvisor and Agoda (hotel booking in Asia) because we were thoroughly impressed with not only our first hotel but especially our second. It was just incredible to see the grounds of this place. Check out that pool!!! :)
Off to see the sights ...
Yes, I'm glistening from the 10ft walk to the TukTuk
First stop, street food!!!
This was one of the things we were most looking forward to as I had read all about it. One might wonder how sanitary it is or how long it has been sitting out, etc but we went with our gut (*I had Imodium, Pepto, and antibiotics for backup). Then, we had to go by looks as the gal didn't speak really any English. I later got Gabe eating his meal on video as it was SO spicy and he was sweating profusely from the kick and gulping water. He said it was worth it though, but it would have been equivalent to like 10star in the states!
Chao Phraya River, which runs though Bangkok and we took to get to
The Grand Palace - very dark muddy brownish water
Feeding the birds was wild!
The famous Khoa San Road - Backpackers area
Gabe checking out his options - a dish of Phad Thai $2!!
Gabe said the BEST Thai of the trip (thus far at least, ha!)
Cooling off with a Thai beer
Now, he has moved on to waffles.
I felt like we were at the carnival and he had to try EVERYTHING :)
Are we really in Thailand, this place is incredible :)
And to finalize our second night in Bangkok, we grabbed dinner at a local spot that apparently was THE place for Westerns to meet their Thai ladies. We sadly watched probably 20 transactions take place, and honestly makes you sick. Very eye opening for us ...
Next up, day 3 continued at The Grand Palace
as it needed a post entirely for itself!